2023 Woman of Influence: Cindy Ariosa


As Senior Vice President of Long & Foster Real Estate, Cindy Ariosa directly manages over 40 offices, with sales in excess of $6 billion annually. She also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Bright MLS, one of the country’s largest MLS organizations. Bright MLS has over 100,000 subscribers who in turn serve millions of home buyers and sellers throughout six states and the District of Columbia in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Ariosa leads with an incredible amount of energy, passion and dedication to Bright’s subscribers and the consumers they serve.

As board chair, Ariosa works with colleagues on Bright’s board to ensure the organization is constantly evolving and continues to position the organization as a leader in the industry. Ariosa’s expertise in managing operations, budgets, mergers and acquisitions gives her a valuable perspective as board chair during a critical time for Bright MLS, as the organization in partnership with other industry leaders, investors and participants launched three separate joint ventures during the past 12 months. Ariosa’s contributions to working among numerous participants to stand up the joint ventures that are reinventing the MLS’ role in organized real estate have been invaluable.


Cindy Ariosa


Chair, Board of Directors

Company Name:

Bright MLS


Real Estate

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